If you're a nerd worth your salt, you know the name Roddenberry. That would be Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. Sir Gene is long gone, but Roddenberry Entertainment is still trucking in science fiction, as evidenced by their new joint venture with Arcana – a graphic novel simply entitled Worth, by writer Aubrey Sitterson and artist Chris Moreno, focusing on reimagining the concept of the superhero.
Here's the official synopsis:
"Worth is the heartfelt, dynamic story of Grant Worth, Motor City’s most iconic hero. During the 1960’s, Worth’s mechanopathy (the power to control machines) made him a legendary figure in Detroit, a true hometown hero. Throughout late adolescence and early adulthood, this ability brought Worth fame, adulation and prosperity. However, in the late 20th century, technology evolved by leaps and bounds with the advent of computer chips, motherboards and microprocessors. Worth found his ability and himself becoming obsolete. Unable to break through the maze of 1s and 0s that became the gateway to most machinery, Grant Worth went from super-hero to somewhat-normal. And this is only the beginning."
Rod Roddenberry, Gene's son and CEO of the company, says that “in addition to introducing a compelling hero to the world, and providing readers with an exciting new story, we’re thrilled to be telling a story that deals with one of today’s most provocative issues, man’s relationship with technology. WORTH represents the very heart and soul of our mission to continue to create thought-provoking entertainment and we’re excited for fans to dive in.”
While it won't be available until September 4, in both hardcover and digital formats, the first chapter will be available at the Roddenberry and Arcana booths at San Diego Comic-Con.
Check out this Crave Online exclusive preview of some of Moreno's artwork from Worth.